Li-Ion Batteries Fire Protection

FirePro is at the forefront of research aimed at understanding the diverse fire behavior of Li-Ion batteries. We have carried out extensive research, with more than 70 tests over the past 5 years by accredited laboratories such as KIWA (Netherlands) and Albarubens (Italy) as well as by prominent Li-Ion battery manufacturers, demonstrating its effectiveness and efficiency.

Li-Ion Battery Safety

Li-Ion battery technology, despite being constantly improved, still poses a significant fire hazard. Mechanical shocks or misuse of a Li-Ion battery may lead to an increase in its internal temperature, triggering what is known as a thermal runaway. 

During a thermal runaway, the battery electrolyte releases toxic and potentially explosive off-gases along with excessive heat. The resulting fire can ignite the electrodes of the battery and is of such high intensity that it is difficult to extinguish or contain.

Battery Pack Protection

FirePro cylindrical models are compact and provide a practical solution for applications with space limitations such as home battery-storage systems and electric vehicles. These generator models are placed within the battery pack and are activated automatically either through electrical or mechanical means.

Energy Storage System Protection

Battery Energy Storage Systems (ESS), usually placed in containers, are protected using the total flooding concept. The fire suppression agent concentration required for larger volumes such as these, is achieved through the use of our pre-engineered box-type models.

ESS System Design

  1. Fire Alarm and Extinguishing Panel
  2. 1st Stage Sounder (Bell)
  3. 2nd Stage Sounder/Beacon (Horn/Strobe)
  4. Gas Release Sign
  5. System Isolation Switch
  6. Emergency Hold Device
  7. FirePro Condensed Aerosol Generators
  8. Sequential Activator
  9. Smoke Detector
  10. Heat Detector (RoR)
  11. and/or
    -Aspirating Smoke Detection
    -Linear Heat Detection
    -Flame Detection

FirePro Advantages

• Space & weight savings
• 15-year product life
• Easy installation in new or retrofit projects
• Can tolerate small openings
• Easy to transport
• No piping or nozzles required
• Non-pressurized
• Operating temperatures: -50⁰C to +100⁰C
• Non-Oxygen Depleting

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